Namwali Serpell

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Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer and Professor of English at Harvard. She’s a recipient of a 2020 Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction and the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. Her first novel, The Old Drift (Hogarth, 2019), won the 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book prize for fiction and the L.A. Times’ Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. It was shortlisted for the_ L.A. Times’ _ Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award; longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize; and named one of the year’s 100 Notable Books by the New York Times Book Review. Stranger Faces is her latest book.

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